The Department of English at Middle Georgia State University is home to the following degrees:


  • the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with optional concentrations in
    • Professional Writing
    • Creative Writing
    • Pre-Law
    • Secondary Education
    • Literature
  • the Minor in Professional Writing
  • the Minor in Creative Writing


  • the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing
  • the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing in the Digital Age
  • the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing
  • the Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Writing

The department is committed to preparing graduates to be reflective professionals with an exceptionally strong content knowledge in the discipline, a commitment to their chosen profession, a willingness to engage in professional development long after they graduate, and a desire to use their expertise to provide service within diverse communities.

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English develops critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills in students as they explore and investigate the great works of Western literature, as well as world literature and global culture.

The minor in Professional Writing adds a marketable credential highlighting valuable workplace-ready skill-sets for students in any undergraduate discipline.

The Creative Writing minor, also available to undergraduates of all majors, offers students close interaction with highly accomplished faculty to developing their abilities in writing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or screenplays.

Both graduate programs, the Master’s in Technical and Professional Writing (30 credit hours) and the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication (15 credit hours), complement and extend undergraduate training by developing skills in writing, editing, communication, and web development. Both programs enhance existing credentials across a wide range of professions, such as technical communication, social media management, web content editing, market research analysis, digital copywriting, corporate blogging, instructional design, military personnel management, and public relations.

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing (15 hours) offers a fully online credential to support students already working in the creative economy, those honing their craft before navigating the publishing or film industry, or those pursuing a personally-enriching goal in parallel to their current career.

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Writing is an 18-hour program which provides targeted professional development for higher educators, dual enrollment instructors, and others who plan to teach writing at the college level.

In the twenty-first century global job market, where requirements for technical skills change rapidly, employers are finding that liberal arts graduates are highly suited for long-term success in today's economy. Employers today increasingly look for skills that graduates of English programs possess: the ability to clearly communicate, to solve complex problems, and to think critically.

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